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KENANSVILLE — The race for the Duplin County Sheriff’s seat is heating up as we approach the start of early voting on Thursday, Oct. 20. Duplin voters will choose a new Sheriff for the first time in 20 years, as outgoing Sheriff Blake Wallace retires after serving for five terms.

MOUNT OLIVE — Two gentlemen brought their concerns to the Board during the November Mount Olive Town Hall meeting public forum. First was Joe Hatch of West James Street, who addressed concerns about street signs.

Monday, Nov. 14

ROSE HILL — Members of the Rose Hill Board of Commissioners held a brief meeting for the month of November, during which the Board moved to approve the appointment of Ralph Clark as the interim town administrator, finance officer, and planning administrator.

KENANSVILLE — The Duplin County Hall of Fame held its annual banquet to honor the lifelong contributions of six Duplin County citizens on Nov. 15, at the Ed Armory Auditorium after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

KENANSVILLE — As general elections came to a close, unofficial count results with all 19 Duplin County precincts reporting, show Duplin citizens overwhelmingly voted Republican sweeping local races by thousands of votes.

KENANSVILLE — The Duplin County Hall of Fame held its annual banquet to honor the lifelong contributions of six Duplin County citizens on Nov. 15, at the Ed Armory Auditorium after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

KENANSVILLE — As general elections came to a close, unofficial count results with all 19 Duplin County precincts reporting, show Duplin citizens overwhelmingly voted Republican sweeping local races by thousands of votes.

FAISON — Mayor Carolyn Kenyon opened the November Town Hall meeting with prayers of thanksgiving and blessing for all to have a safe holiday season. Faison Fire and Rescue invited the commissioners and mayor to their Christmas party at Tara Creek on Dec. 3.

CALYPSO — The Town of Calypso welcomes a new business this month. Dollar General has built a store off the Highway 117 exit in Calypso. The store is now open.

WALLACE — Taking a break from the day-to-day business of maintaining and repairing the things that make a town run, Wallace Public Services workers joined with town leaders on Thursday to celebrate the grand opening of the new Public Services Operations Center.

Monday, Nov. 7